The old aphorism “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” receives an upgrade in My Holo Love , another soul-gladdening South Korean caper with an unshakeably romantic core, now showing on Netflix. Hang on – fingers off that mouse. My Holo Love has its dollops of undeniably soppy mush, it’s true, but it also weaves a tangled web of action, industrial espionage and science fiction, as though the scriptwriters realised that love actually isn’t all you need. Consequently, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but only when she’s wearing a pair of mysteriously and accidentally obtained spectacles that generate a handsome hologram. These elaborate goggles are also a portal to some adventurous, hazardous, hi-tech antics that threaten to engulf Han So-yeon (played by Ko Sung-hee) as long as she possesses them. The glasses are a prototype pair coveted by a fiendish rival technology company. They also attract the attention of a shady operator in a bad-boy black biker’s jacket riding a bad-boy motorcycle. The unwitting So-yeon is in peril! But fear not: hunky Holo (Yoon Hyun-min), with his programmed powers of prediction and danger evasion, will safeguard her – until the bad guys find a way, as they always do. And if So-yeon is somehow deprived of the glasses she will lose her only chum, who is at heart a 3D projection invisible to the rest of the world. Try explaining that with a straight face. It doesn’t take long for So-yeon – a sad, misunderstood loner despised and distrusted by her colleagues because of her aloofness – and Mr Pixels 2020 to start falling for each other. Their inevitable dance of romance is thankfully affecting rather than sickly; but it raises all sorts of tricky existential questions about the future of the human species. (Fascinatingly, My Holo Love was reportedly inspired by Go champion Lee Se-dol’s 2016 defeat in the ancient Chinese board game by artificial intelligence system AlphaGo. But we’ll stop there, because that’s another story.) The real-world confluence of artificial intelligence engineering and holographic telepresence technology is all highly exciting (until the Next Big Thing), but relationship-wise, hanging out with a semi-imaginary friend who most resembles a genie from a bottle won’t help much when it comes to making babies. These two look ready to surpass Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson in 2013 film Her , but how will So-yeon ever introduce Holo to the family? “I’m freaked out and amazed at the same time,” she tells him in one frank exchange of views. Perhaps we all will be. HBO documentary McMillions investigates the McDonald’s Monopoly fraud McMillions (continuing on HBO Go and HBO Signature on Mondays at 11am) is a six-part documentary investigating how the McDonald’s Monopoly promotional game, which began in 1987, had almost no genuine winners of its biggest prizes (US$1 million, a car, a yacht) from 1989 to 2001. This supersized scandal of a story reveals how a puppeteer master criminal at the centre of a network of fraud drew in consumers, corporate heads, con-men and crime families. It also features irrepressible FBI agent Doug Mathews, whose performance – as himself – has already made him a rising entertainment-world star. No plodding retracing of crime-busting tactics, McMillions has shades of movies Ocean’s Eleven and Argo about it, which almost brings us back to its most famous name, executive producer Mark Wahlberg. As co-owner of the Wahlburgers restaurant chain, he must have been lovin’ it.